Megan Scougall | Teacher
Boonah State High School (Winner of Best 2023 STEM Progam)

Megan Scougall, Teacher, Boonah State High School (Winner of Best 2023 STEM Progam)

Megan is a Mathematics, Science and STEM Teacher at Boonah State High School, where she has taught for the past seven years.  Currently, Megan is a teacher of Senior Mathematical Methods and Physics, as well as Junior Mathematics, Science and STEM. She has been involved in the development of Boonah State High School’s STEM program since its inception in 2021, with the program receiving several awards including the 2023 Australian Educator Awards Grok Academy Best STEM Program Award and the 2021 UQ Science Ambassador Best Ambassador School Award. Boonah State High School also hosted a visit for the Minister of Education for the Solomon Islands in 2023 related to STEM teaching, and had projects selected in both 2022 and 2024 for the Curiocity Schools Challenge that is part of the Art/Science program at the World Science Festival Brisbane.  Megan was a member of the Boonah State High School STEM team that presented at the UQ/STAQ Senior Science Teacher PD Day regarding the development of their STEM program. During 2023 and 2024, Megan has been one of the main contributors to the development of a Year 7-10 STEM elective subject program which has seen the development of 10 new units of work that focus on the integration of STEM concepts across a variety of topics.  Aside from STEM, she has been involved in various other school programs, including directing the school’s 2023 Musical, managing the school’s Rock Band, being a Year Level Coordinator for Years 11 and 12, and coaching various sports teams.


Day 2 @ 14:00

Challenges of digital literacy

  • Identifies challenges which limits the effectiveness of implementation of digital platforms in the classroom throughout all subject areas.
  • Students are entering into the high school setting who are lacking basic skills and experience with technology and coding, leading to deficits in STEM and digital technology areas.
  • How are we addressing the issues to ensure we are building students who are digitally literate with skills that translate to industry, university and job requirements in an ever-increasing digital world.
  • Introduction of a Digital Media Elective (3-year plan) and upskilling of staff with future planned workshops offered to feeder primary schools
last published: 24/Jun/24 08:25 GMT

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